Your patients = Our patients
Your team = Our team

We are a high touch lab, owned and directed by veterinary pathologists. Here, each sample is an extension of the patient and we treat them with the respect this merits, balancing the need for timely reporting with the need to take the time to do things right.

We build collaborative relationships grounded in shared love and respect for all animals, appreciation of the interconnected nature of life, and a desire for deeper understanding.

Founded by Specialty Vetpath

Here you will find a space where all members of the veterinary community can come together to support and learn from each other. Pathologists and clinical veterinarians with their teams regularly interact as equal colleagues in patient care, mutually enhancing personal and collective knowledge, and improving each other's daily practice.

The Alliance offers live workshops, on-demand training, business support, and resident training. The affordable membership options, high-quality training, and community forums were designed with you in mind. 

Specialty Vetpath

Specialty Vetpath was founded in 2009 by Dr. Jennifer Ward and her husband Rod Vos. They started out by turning their basement into a pathology laboratory, and when they outgrew the home lab model, moved first into a shared space in a local specialty hospital, and then in 2014, to our current location in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle.

In 2023, our long-time associate Dr. Laura Black became a partner, along with Dr. Chris Reilly (founder and owner of the former Insight Veterinary Specialty Pathology). Specialty Vetpath’s rebranding coincides with the initiation of this new partnership, with a new logo that captures the essence of our relationship-based approach to the practice of pathology. The three circles of our logo represent: 1) the pathology laboratory; 2) the veterinary clinic; and 3) the patient and their family.


General Surgical Pathology



Ocular Pathology


Collaborative Research 



Histology Support

Ready To Get Started?

If you are ready to get started, we’d love to help you. Please contact us.

Specialty Vetpath

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory and Collaborative Research Services

3450 16th Ave W, Suite #303

Seattle, WA 98119

ph: (206) 453-5691

Fx:  (206) 212-9079


Monday - Saturday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Closed Sundays

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Are you a detail-oriented, internally motivated, problem-solving team player with a passion for animals and science? 

We are a small veterinary pathology diagnostic and research laboratory operating in the Interbay neighborhood of Seattle. Our hardworking team of non-conforming super-achievers thrives on good science with a twist of art and rock and roll. 

If you are interested in joining our team, please contact us and send us your resume.